From booking a private room in a five-star hotel to hiring an entire restaurant, we round up a few of the best private hire venues to host a Christmas party or festive event in buzzy Mayfair, where streets are magically illuminated with showstopping Christmas lights from 17 November.
Roka Mayfair is famed for its delectable robatayaki cuisine, which involves placing seafood and vegetables over hot charcoal. Available for private hire is Roka’s Adzuki dining room, set at the far end of the restaurant. Located in foodie hub North Audley Street, Roka is just moments from Oxford Street and Selfridges.
For a Christmas party that oozes wow-factor, consider booking a private room at The Ivy Asia on North Audley Street, just minutes from Oxford Street, Selfridges and Bond Street tube station. The restaurant’s Sakura room accommodates up to 14 guests on one long table or 40 guests for a drinks reception. With dazzling Asian-inspired décor, expect dramatic florals dripping from the ceiling, decorative lamps, lavish seating, and a huge gold Buddha statue.
Bibi on North Audley Street offers creative modern Indian dishes – think sharing plates of chaat and grills – in a relaxed but classy setting. Accommodating 45 people inside the restaurant, Bibi can be exclusively hired for a Christmas party.
One of London’s oldest and most glamorous restaurants, fashionable Scott’s is famous for serving up the finest traditional fish and shellfish dishes. The restaurant has two private dining rooms that can be hired out for Christmas parties. Located on the ground floor, The Platinum Arowana Room has glass-panelled walls and an illuminated floor of green agate, where groups of up to eight people can dine beneath paintings by Renoir and Miro. The recently refurbished Private Room is ocean-themed with a fish tank bar and painted glass mirrors showing underwater scenes. The Private Room can accommodate up to 24 people at one long table or 40 seated around round tables.
A café by day and wine bar by night, Comptoir offers top-notch coffee and brunch dishes, before transforming into a restaurant serving small plates, classic French dishes, and a huge wine list, with a choice of 500 wines. The venue has a ground floor wine shop that also serves as a semi-private dining room, perfect for Christmas parties. The cosy space can by hired for parties hosting up to 40 people standing or 12 dining.
Show your commitment to sustainability by booking your Christmas party at new zero-waste restaurant Apricity. The entire restaurant can be privately hired for large groups of up to 32 guests. Menus are specially created to mark the occasion by wasting nothing and using as much seasonal British produce as possible.
Tucked away within Browns flagship Mayfair store at 39 Brook Street, a Grade II listed building, Native at Browns champions seasonal fare and ethical dining with a menu of small plates, natural wines and foraged cocktails. Hire out the whole space for an eco-friendly Christmas party.
As its name suggests, The Emin Room at 34 Mayfair is filled with specially commissioned art by famous artist Tracey Emin. With its own private bar, the room can accommodate up to 60 people for a seated lunch or dinner (34 on one table), or up to 80 guests for a standing reception. Decked out with fresh flowers, candles and place cards, diners can tuck into seasonal menus created by head chef John Edwards, with a focus on steak, fish and signature dishes. 34 Mayfair is a short walk from Bond Street, Marble Arch and Green Park tube stations.
Celebrate Christmas with an authentic Indian dining experience at Jamavar. Overlooking a leafy garden, the restaurant’s private dining space – The Sapphire Room – can accommodate up to eight guests and comes complete with its own wine vitrine. Seating up to 32, The Game Room can also be used as a semi-private dining room.
Soak up the glitz and glamour of the art deco era by booking Christmas lunch at this private dining room at The Beaumont. Furnished with wood panelling, leather armchairs, vintage lighting and an art déco carpet, The Lotos Room can host up to 45 for lunch or dinner, or up to 60 for a cocktail party. Menus are crafted by chefs from the much-lauded Colony Grill restaurant. As part of the private dining experience, The Beaumont offers complimentary place cards, flowers, tea lights, music and printed menus.
The Asian Eating House, located in Grosvenor Square, invites guests to enjoy a menu that features Asian small plates and Robata grilled dishes. Lucky Cat also offers a superb selection of Japanese gins and over 50 sakes. Diners will be taken on an experiential journey from the moment they arrive. Every table offers an exciting perspective, including two Chef’s Tables – where guests can choose from a bespoke, seasonal menu and enjoy the theatre of watching expert chefs at work. Lucky Cat also offers 3 exceptional private dining rooms of varying sizes. They are ideal for events and memorable celebrations, with interiors that mirror the main restaurant space, with two of the rooms furnished with a private bar for your event.